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education? >> when the state goes through a budget crisis, schools are going to be in the cross hairs. >> with two competing tax measures on the november ballot, what's at stake for the state and its budget strapped schools? coming up next. >>> hello. i'm al letson, in for belva davis. welcome to a special edition of "this week in northern california." with the november election just around the corner, the campaigns are heating up for propositions 30 and 38. tonight, we want to cut through the noise and try to make sense of what really is at stake for schools if one or both or neither get the green light. we'll hear from both sides in just a few minutes. plus, get some in depth analysis from two veteran education reporters. but first, we wanted to see just how bad the budget situation is in our schools. and how it got that way in the first place. pbs news hour correspondent spencer michaels takes a look. >> in schools around the state, there's a feeling that the ax is about to fall. and if and when it does, san francisco school superintendent will have to act. >> we have our doomsday
'll hear from both sides in just a few minutes. plus, get some in depth analysis from two veteran education reporters. but first, we wanted to see just how bad the budget situation is in our schools. and how it got that way in the first place. pbs news hour correspondent spencer michaels takes a look. >> in schools around the state, there's a feeling that the ax is about to fall. and if and when it does, san francisco school superintendent will have to act. >> we have our doomsday plan. part of that is lopping days off of the school year. and it can be up to ten days next year. that's two weeks off of the school year. >> richard caranza says his district, though well supported by voter-passed bond measures and parcel taxes, has suffered as the state's economy tanked and, along with it, state support. >> we are a bare bones organization. and we're just able to keep the lights on, the doors open and the teachers in classroom. >> californians are about to vote on two competing initiatives, 30 and 38. they are both temporary tax increases aimed at funding public schools. caranza supports prop 3
that all citizens understand that if we are going to have a world class education system we have to balance that against other things. we cannot both have a big bullet train to nowhere that is going to cost probably over $billion dollars and have a world class system. i hope for the american dream to continue here in california and i hope to have the opportunity one day represent the voters of san francisco and play my role in the public service and i come mend the senator for doing that and sacrificing his career in that regard and i hope to be able to join him one day, thank you. >> i inseerly thank the an dates, on behalf of the league of san francisco, and the jr. league of san francisco. the university of california san francisco, the san francisco public librariry and our media partner, san francisco government television. and thanks to each of you, for taking the time to inform yourself about your choices on november 6th. good evening. [ applause ] >> jennifer wagner. jnny first joined the league in san francisco in 2001 and has since volunteered in many roles at the local, regional
proceedings it is about transparently in government and education we. have over 70 law schools and students who have unlimited access to this level. and so in large part, what we are trying to do, or what i have done, is tried to restore faith here in our government institutions by seeing how our court system works. your court system is not perfect, but when people see how our jury system actually works and learn about that, it is one step closer to again, reengaging a citizen in government. and we have to use technology, it is one of those credible tools that while people are disenfranchised in what is going on in sacramento with the lack of transparency, we can have a much more service-oriented government that reengages people. >> so speaking of service orientation, what do you think that the government should do? and where should the government step aside? >> in terms of... >> what do you think is the role of government? it is a very general question. >> so, the role of government is to provide basic services that the private sector would just not provide. i mean, education, i mean, it i
is recognize that we need to cut, cut, cut. and reenvig rate what our priorities are. the example is education verses the bullet train, i don't think that we can have both right now. >> thank you. >> mr. leno? >> yes. what i have learned through ten years of working in the state legislature, is we have a very serious and significant governor nans problem and that is two-thirds vote requirement on the most important issue of the day which is revenue. we have seen our revenue cut significantly by taxes that arnold schwarzenegger cut his first day in office. we have a depoll that prop is trying to refill it. we should not have to do it at the ballot box when out of 40 state senators 14 have more power than 26. 14 can veto when 26 want. i tell fifth graders that and they say that is not democracy that is not possible. that is exactly the problem, we don't have democracy on all issues, revenue-related in the legislature, let the majority party do its job and if the voters don't like what the majority party is doing in no one jerry man dered districts change who is in power, it is call democracy. >>
is the educational system. and california used to have an education system that was the envy of the nation. how do you feel we get that back? >> well, it is a tragedy that what used to be one of the top systems in the country is now i think, 47th according to a recent standard that i saw. the senator and folks in his party in sacramento believe that spending more is the answer. that is clearly not the case. i think that los angeles county they spent $9,000 per student in public school system. the average cost of private school $6,000. i support the voucher system that allow the parents to put the children in charter schools, private schools, what we cannot escape is that the school system is broken, again, let's ask the senator, why did the senator support, why did the senator oppose legislation that one of his fellow democrats proposed that would remove dangerous teachers that were convicted of crimes from the classroom and from the public roles? i would like to know the answer to that. >> thank you. mr. leno. >> the 47 out of 50 states figure that miss dillan used is not in educational out comes
's to educate our students more and to tie them to technology. >> reporter: of the 1.4 million people who use the state's new online voter registration system about half of them were younger voters. maureen naylor, ktvu news. >>> a college education without the tuition. >> it's like coming out west in the gold rush. there's this big area who are trying to get in and we have no idea where it's going to go. >> the new trend in education and why some students feel cheated. >> at 10:45, sending supplies to areas hit hard by sandy. the big mobilization effort at travis. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. heading into the holidays you look for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, get a super low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll! and charmin is $11.99 for 30 rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> get ahead with a college education for the cost of an internet connect
, the words of comprehensive immigration reform, the focus on innovative economy, reform of education the like, it's fine. it's the lack of application of those words the inability to square up the reforms with the h 1 b visas. >> one simple bill would boost entrepreneurship all over is. if any foreigner wants to come and start an american company. i'm talking about them bringing in their own money 20 hens and hundreds of thousands of dollars from their friends their families from back home. if after five years they employeeemployfive workers we'll give you a green card. >> gavin: why that has not provided a champion from the president himself. >> there have been several bills attempted to be passed, but they're just stalled in economies and they don't go anywhere. if the president wanted to repay silicon valley for giving him all the political donations and supporting him he basically would have told his supporters to get this bill passed. he hasn't done that. it's that simple. >> gavin: what is the argument against it? you said it doesn't take away from american jobs. is that the concern? th
to educators if something like this comes to their attention. >> some jurors told the judge they taught the defendant had the best of intentions but there was, quote, significant disagreement about whether she took the appropriate action. >> thank you. tonight the woman whose video helped convict ross mirkarimi of domestic violence is ending her long silence. she released a political ad today targeting san francisco supervisor christina alahi. her!&ixg reelection bid, now, te alahi cast one of the votes that kept mirkarimi in office. >> voters need to know what alahi did. i live in district five next door to a convicted batterer who is our sheriff because she thinks it's okay to abuse your wife and run a major law enforcement agency. i'm running for anyone on the ballot but christina alahi. >> the campaign issued a statement saying politicizing thisyid issue is silencing nlrvisors in a way that is dangerous. sheriff mirkarimi says the ads in his words reflects politics of retribution. >> county sheriffs are worried they may not have enough money to run jails. the problem is that state h
education from elementary school up to universities. >>> a man was killed while walking through a muni tunnel in san francisco today. the incident disrupted the muni metro much of the morning. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the montgomery station where service is back to normal. >> reporter: a lot of commuters are thankful because it was a mess this morning. but the investigation into that death continues right now. now muni says he may have actually been hit by two trains. in this dark muni tunnel at the montgomery street station an investigation into a man's death stopped trains on the tracks. it was 7:30 right in the middle of the morning commute. >> uhm, i guess i'm going to walk. >> reporter: thousands of people had to be rerouted. muni was stopping trains at castro and church streets and putting passengers on buses. >> there was a makeshift bus stop with barricades. had to get on a sardine bus and ride downtown. >> buses were very slow coming down market street because of the traffic jam caused by the problem here. >> reporter: trains were stopped for about three hours while p
budget cuts in the state's education system. if the governor's tax increase measure goes down in defeat. coming up, not one but two different class schedules. the uncertain future facing students at one bay area community college and why it depends what happens election day. >> bart leaders showed off a milestone today in the warm springs extension project. here's an underground look as they walked the subway tunnel this morning. the new section runs under lake elizabeth and will eventually reach san jose. the bart station is expected to open in the fall of 2015. >> several bay area hospitals are teaming up with local farmers to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to improve hospital food. thousands of pounds of fresh produce. the executive chef tells the business times the healthy eating program is expected to expand each growing season. >> chevron is making a multi- million dollar commitment. not to refurbish refineries. the political cost the bay area's biggest oil producer is backing. >> back here, fog free along the coast. this weekend is going to be warmer. we'll also look at detroi
a devastating effect on education in california. >> if prop 30 fails, school and colleges would face $6 billion in cuts. the trigger cuts as governor brown is calling them. small business action committee is pushing hard to defeat the msh measure saying higher taxes will drive away jobs. >> for more, we sat down with governor jerry brown at kcbs myself and our first question is, okay, look, this isn't the first time that voters in california have been asked to bail out the state budget. why isn't it fixed and why should they go for this? >> the last ten yards to go over the goal line is this money for schools. it's an either/or. on or off. either money in to schools or money out of schools. i wish it didn't have to be this way. but at the end of the day i hope people know that 99% of the people will not pay this income tax. it's only 1% and what people will pay is a penny when they get a $400 cappucino or a sandwich. a penny. if you buy $8 purchase, it's two pennies. our schools are at risk. we have been cutting classes. we are raising tuition. we have been shortening the school year. i'm telli
. that money was marked to talk down his education initiative for schools prop 30 and also in support of prop 32. that's the initiative that would prohibit payroll deductions for political purposes. the judge ruled today that the donors of what the governor calls shadowy figures has to be revealed at least to the fair political practices commission and they have a new deadline, that is this thursday at 4 p.m. it's up to the fppc if voters find out who the donors are depending on whether the donors actually knew that the money was headed to california and what it was supposed to be used for. if they did not know, the fccp says they wouldn't release their names but if they did know where the money was headed we should learn their identities before the election. so a very big development here, allen. >> one week to go. thank you. >> >>> a shark attack off the northern california coast. and this chewed up surfboard is only part of the story. >> world series parade is tomorrow. expect a flood of fans in san francisco. the smartest ways to get into and out of the city. >> weather changes beginning
to public school or private school. we need people educated to do the job. >> another interesting note on that field poll. shows a lot of voter's opinions are tied with their opinions on governor brown. we'll see how that goes. live in san francisco , cbs 5. >> thank you. >> with the tough economy, everyone is struggling to make ends meet. for many americans it's costing them their homes. what if there's a solution? kate with the free advice that could save you money and maybe even your home. >> just having the stability of something familiar you've had all your life. it's worthwhile. >> if you lose that you've lost a piece of your life. >> was in seen i couldn't say danger of losing home and sense of security. >> my dad bought that in 52 and sold it to me and i had mortgaged it to start a business and didn't do as well as i thought it would. >> then he heard about the neighborhood assistance corporation of america and came to an event last year. it worked. his interest rate dropped from 6.5% to 2% fixed saving him $1,000 a month and his home. >> there's such a need for both home buyer
and probability of ending affirmative action in education? >> well, i hope very good. my law firm brought the case gebs the -- against the university of michigan and law school. we brought that original case ten years ago, won against the law school, lost against undergrads because of sandra day o'connor who says we need 25 more years of affirmative action. now we have constitutional provisions with expiration dates. [laughter] there's -- there's -- an interesting book called "mismatched" by two liberals making the argument with empirical evidence that affirmative action is harmful to black people. what a surprise. liberals try to help, ruin black people's lives. that's the story of the book. their argument is by if it's a little bit of affirmative action, not bad, but elevating people to schools they are not ready for and where everyone else has higher scores, they get discouraged, depressed, feel stupid, drop out, easy subjects. one way liberals brushed the sad results of affirmative action under the rug is all the black studies courses which just pushes them off into a ghetto. how do they cover
providers legal education and research project. >> it will not bring protection to sex traffic victims not based on evidence that shows that it works. evidence shows education is a bigger deterrent. >> the group believes prop 35 definition of sex trafficking is too broad. >> we think it's an antiprostitution piece of legislation under the guys of rescuing trafficked victims.. >> american civil liberties is against prop 35 because it requires all sex offenders to register their online screen names with law enforcement. aclu insists that infringes on the rights to free speech. others say it doesn't do enough to help victims. >> we think that traffic victims should not have to be arrest forward prosecution first. >> leah one of the victims but she's supporting prop pa and is reconciled with her mother who just pose forward this photo. >> she was so proud. i saw the look on her face z it's been a long time coming. >> leah rescue bid church outreach workers and has now founded her own organization to rescue trafficking victims. we have links to that group on abc 7 news.com. >> just ahead he
spending cuts that were baked into the state budget, $6 billion worth, mostly to education. should prop 30 fail. you look at the pomin ipolling,s a very potent issue and brown knew that and seems to be campaigning on it. jerry brown's been kind of his own worst enemy when he talks about issues about why you want to have this tax increase. go out on the stump, say, it's about the budget, it's about jobs, even though his ads say it's about schools. i think that's been a very fascinating dynamic here. californians sense there are a lot of things wrong, a lot of things they want to fix. does the tax fix it? does jerry brown have the ideas to fix it? >> and john, i think, you know, you raised an issue that also works in the presidential race. and that is one of the things that voters are looking at is the role of government. whether you talking a education funding, or on a national level, look at the reaction to hurricane sandy and the questions being posed to mitt romney about fema funding. >> belva: president obama get a bump and rating out of his handling -- >> in the last week, we've seen a
and raise sale's tax by a quarter of a percent. >> it could have a devastating affect on education in california if it fails. >> schools and colleges could face around $6 billion in cuts. >> trigger cuts as they have been called. the small business action committee is pushing hard to defeat the measure saying higher taxes would dry away jobs. >> and for more on that we sat gown with governor jerry -- down with governor jerry brown with the news director. this isn't the first time the voters have been asked to bail out the state budget and we keep sliding back. so, why should we go for it this time. >> the last war is the money for schools. on or off. either money in the schools or money out of schools. i wish it didn't have to be this way, but at the end of the day i hope people know that 99% of the people will not pay this income tax. it is only 1%. and what people will pay is a penny when they get a $4 cappuccino or sandwich. a penny. if you buy a $8 purchase, it is two pennies. we have been cutting taxes, raising tuition and shortening the school year. i am telling you as sin
of attention today. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> a proposed ban on public nudity draw a small group of protesters. he says he has received scores of complaints about naked people in the castro district. the áf. >>> a northern california grocery store chain trying to avoid a strike told employees the company is losing millions of the dollars a year. raley's employs about 13,000 people with stores in california and nevada. raley's management says 40 of their stores are losing money so they want to freeze employee wages and eliminate premium pay for sunday shifts. the employee union organized a strike
the foundation will support charities that focus and revolve around education. >>> cal will host its first friday night football game at memorial stadium. the city of berkeley is telling people to take public transit. several streets will be closed as of 3:00 today. the same closures during saturday's game. most people are on the road overall. there will be free shuttles from the rock bridge b.a.r.t. station. cal is playing the washington huskies. >>> the oakland raiders asking fans to help the team and help themselves. the team needs to sell 85% of its tickets of home games to ensure there is no tv blackout. the team is more than 10,000 tickets short of the goal this morning. the nfl is giving them one extra day for the extension. if they don't reach the goal, the game will not be televised. this would be the first game to be blacked out in two seasons. >>> when we come back, sergio romo hosts late night and where you can meet angel pagan. >> huge news. >>> in 2010, it was brian wilson and tim lincecum who worked the talk show circuit. the giants know along with the world series title comes rock
in anything. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. >>> family of a man that was electrocuted by a fallen line is suing pg&e. the lawsuit filed wednesday says paramedic couldn't immediately help him because pgi didn't turn off the high voltage current fast enough. >>> a democrat is -- it plans to sell the press democrat and its affiliated publications to a recently formed company called is an nome media. the halifax company says the sale of the publications makes geographic sense. earlier this year, halifax punched the press democrat that -- purchased the pretty press democrat. >>> a shoe sign operator in san francisco is back in business tonight after rowdy crowds destroyed his stand following the giants world series win. we are live with who offered the helping hand. alex? >> reporter: five days a
that they say would stop education cuts. they are targeting people who are waiting until the last possible minute. and plenty of voters are. >> if you haven't mailed them by now, you're getting really risky about that ballot. >> reporter: civics groups claim who they are still the undecided about which -- undecided about which propositions to support. it shows on voters' ballots. >> you can see where people change their mind if you look at our tally equipment. not on candidates, on measuresr that head swatching is putting the -- scratching is putting the squeeze on. although turnout will be lower than in 2008 those who are voting are waiting and waiting causing an influx of last minute voters. with so many mail-in ballots still out it is a sign of how to sway those who are still waiting. as you can see lights are still on here at the jerk recorders -- at the clerk and recorders office. your ballot it due by 8:00 on election night. at this point in the game, they say it is probably best to turn it in in person. >> oh, no, they are not doing this again. >> burglarized twice in nine days, but
. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. [ tires screech ] >> narrator: in 2007, kevin dixon and patience isaacs hit banks across montana as part of a multi-million dollar cash-advance scheme. dixon, seen here in what appears to be a cellphone video, drives along flaunting wads of cash. half the money is going back to the scheme's accused masterminds, charles barksdale and neisha jackson, according to fbi assistant special agent in charge, robert lasky. >> ms. jackson would be the brains or the technical expertise. he was the one running the overall organization. he was the one who would enforce it. because mr. barksdale had what they call "street cred," most of the middlemen would not go against him. they would understand that there would be significant consequences for not providing him his tribute. >> narrator: barksdale's cut isn't just coming from montana. it's pouring in from crews across the country. it's a high-tech stickup using a phone and a
schools shouldn't be 47th in anything. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. . >>> list are looking for a man who robbed a pizza shop. it happened on pacifica pizza friday night. the suspect entered the business appointed a knife at an employee and then demanded money new. anyone with information about the case is being asked to call police. >> well, one of the biggest classes of firefighting recruits ever is about to begin training in san jose. 33 new recruits will start the academy tomorrow. they will graduate on march 1st. they will help bring the department closer to the staffing levels before recent cutbacks and the academy class is being paid for by a grant from fema. >>> california marines and police will be forming a mock zombie attack. it is part of the resort island in san diego.
shouldn't be 47th in anything. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. >>> welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >> new this morning from new jersey, several rescue efforts underway right now to rescue people stranded by the floodwaters back east. rescuers used a boat to get to people stranded in hackens is sack, new jersey. they are also trying to reach at least 800 people in three towns after a berm overflowed in bergen county. new jersey governor, chris christie says the damage in new jersey is "undescribable." >> i expect to see a devastated jersey shore, that will be extraordinarily expensive to fix. we have 2.4 million households without power. >> on top of that, new jersey officials say -- the floodwaters there is mixed with sewage and rainwater. it's also responsible for
said education protection fund. it's right there in black and white. >> brown says without the money raised by prop 30, he has no choice but to further slash funding for california schools and colleges. >>> today, backers of san jose's measure d which would increase the minimum wage by $2 issued a challenge to their opponents. >> we respectfully challenge you to live for one week on the minimum wij income, that's $320. >> a letter was delivered to the chamber of commerce increase would allow them to live without public assistance. the chamber oppose measure d saying it's bad for business and could lead to job loss. however, a reality check by our investigative unit showed that did not happen in other major cities like san francisco where the minimum wage was increased. >>> two bay area elementary schools are among 23 in the state which have been stripped of their standardized test rankings after irregularities committed by teachers. one of the schools, fairwood elementary in sunnyvale. it self-reported the incident back to the state in may realizing a teacher taught an impromptu less
in anything. ,, proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... still without power in the r in the northeast in the wakf hurricane sandy. 68 deaths e now blamed on the monster s, >>> now at 6:30 millions are still without power in the northeast in the wake of hurricane sandy. 68 deaths are now blame on the monster storm which caused billions of dollars in damage. today president obama got a firsthand look at the destruction. power conditions are still struggling to get power back on in 13 states two days after sandy tore through the region. cbs reporter alison harmelin is in new jersey where the president promises federal help. >> reporter: good evening. it is nighttime here now but earlier today, it was actually sunny and beautiful here at the jersey shore, which only made it so much more abundantly clear that the devastation to this
38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... important event. "i love, love moad" dana w >>> well, you might notice dana is not here with us tonight, because she is at a very important event. >> i love, love moad. yeah. >> yeah. dana was at the ceremony for the seventh annual gala in san francisco. that gala held at the palace hotel. the proceeds will support moad's exhibitions. >>> time for weather. let's start this nice toasty weekend at the slopes. why not? ski season began at boreal today. they are already skiing, thanks to three feet of fresh snow that fell earlier this week. now, it's not the snow. it is the sunshine in your forecast for the next several days. let's take a look at what we have outside. five, a pretty popular number. 57 degrees. radar clear. will stay clear all the way through the weekend. overnight lows tonight into
in spending per student, i just can't accept that. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. let us take you live to at&t park. they are trying to sweep the detroit tigers. even though it is not here people are out and about. dan kerman has been bar hopping with very excited fans. >> this san francisco morena district it is literally standing room only. people are hoping for a sweep. at the marina district. >> we are definitely ready. >> down the street more excitement about a four game sweep. >> we are going to win the san francisco it is going to be on fire tonight. >> for some fans alike at the campus bar th
the royal guard of buckingham palace as he called them nut cracker. well educated. this is tribute to prince harry. that looked like a harry in vegas move. little love cracker dude. and they will return to a hero's welcome. back with the championship trophy. we had this live at 4:00. bus caravan arrives at at&t park and they were greeted by fans. you saw panda with the trophy celebrating the second championship in three years. some have not slept in a wall. >> it's special. it's tough to describe. it's hard to fathom right now, but i'm grateful and humbled to be part of major league baseball and a group of guys, journey was very special. we shared it with the fans and we shared it with each other. it was great. >> the season is so long and be done and overcome so much adversity and end result, it's a great feeling. >> i can't say if i had more fun than this year with a group of unselfish guys. >>> and steven drew's contract he would have earned $10 million for up coming season. they acquired him with a trade back in august. in golf, tiger woods and mcllroy they squared off in central china.
lucas will donate more than a billion to charity. one likely recipient could be his educational foundation. he joins fellow billionaires warren buffet and bill gates in vowing to give most of their wealth away. >>> you know the old saying, a day late, a dollar short? one woman almost missed her ticket. she bought a ticket worth 23 million in the california superlotto last may. at some point she tossed it in the glove box and forget about it. her daughter saw a surveillance photo of her on the cbs 5 eyewitness news and texted her, 25 days before the deadline. she said, hey, mom, they're looking for you. you're the winner. the winner, who lives in southern california, has a large family, including several adopted special needs children. she says the money could not come at a better time. and we will learn her identity at a news conference tomorrow. >>> it has been a rough week for a popular lingerie shop at the stanford shopping center. thieves struck not once but twice and, no, they were not there for the cash. i'll let kiet do tell you the story from here. >> reporter: as bra th
't be 47th in anything. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. >>> the long super long lines for gas in new jersey because of super storm sandy are about to get shorter. governor chris christie today ordered odd, even gas rationing tomorrow in new jersey. more than half of the state's gas stations closed because of the power outages or because they had no gas. as you can imagine waiting in those long lines sometimes for hours has frayed a lot of nerves. >> more help is on the way for the northeast tonight. dozens of pg & i workers have headed to long island. one worker said he's glad for help because some day california may need a favor in return. john fowler reports on the add -- additional groups in california and what they will find. >> reporter: 50 workers flew out today, 50 more
. >> you have something really stinking there. >>> the california department of education has just stripped 23 schools of a very important state ranking due to cheating and other misconduct in administering standardized tests. it happened to calculate the academic performance index. according to the l.a. times, violations range from failing to cover up bulletin board to coaching students to help them correct errors. the global family was cited for having reference materials on the wall during the testing. many schools in california could have their credit ratings reduced if some propositions don't pass in the lexes. moody's says if those two propositions fail, it will begin to immediately review the school districts it considered most financially at risk and possibly downgrade their credit ratings. they would have to pay higher interest rates in order to borrow money. >> in san jose, ten people need a new police to -- need a new place to leave after a fire destroyed their home. it happened on murtha drive. it took firefighters more than 30 minutes to put it out. one fire was taken to the ho
. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... the full scope of the destruction from sandy, comg into greater focus by the h. >>> when i left, everything was intact. i came back yesterday morning... [ crying ] >> it's all ruined down here. every ounce of it, ruined! nothing, nothing! [ crying ] >> nothing. >> the full scope of the destruction from sandy coming into greater focus by the hour. hurricane sandy has moved on and now some of the people left in the superstorm sandy's wake are starting to do the same. so here's where things stand right now. 91 people are reported dead from the hurricane. the federal government has approved more than $3 million in housing aid for connecticut, new york and new jersey. the damage is estimated at $50 billion. in the meantime, thousands are still stranded by floodwaters and others are without el
, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. [ tires screech ] >> narrator: at the end of 2007, the fbi in montana, the secret service, and local police departments across the country see a connection in separate cases of cash-advance schemes nationwide. >> what seemed to be the pattern in all of those cases was that runners and handlers were being sent out to the far-flung areas of the country, and money was coming back to california. >> narrator: in august 2007, indianapolis police arrest a crew hitting banks in indiana. according to court documents, one of the fraudsters has gone into banks, posing as an out-of-town comedian who's been robbed and needs a cash advance. in montana, investigators are catching up with kevin dixon and patience isaacs, as well. >> so, the bank up here on the left that we're approaching is first security bank. so, this bank over here is sky federal credit union. this is called rocky mountain
to measure students' progress. about 400 educators attended the summit to learn more about the new standard. >>> a new poll shows that support for the governor's new tax measure has dropped. it is droped from 51 to 48% in favor. >> we're talking about 11 fewer days to go ahead and teach the math, the science and the reading. it's important for our students. >> my biggest concern is giving more money to the senators and having them just spend it away. >> prop 30 would raise the state's sale tax and income tax on californians making $250,000 or more. >>> sports of a measure that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled will hold several rallies today in the bay area. supporters said that consumers should be able to choose whether to eat the foods. and opponents say their safe to eat so additional labeling should not be required. they say, if so, the cost will be passed on to the consumer. >>> groundbreaking ceremonies was held for a new food coto the area. and there are plans for other stores to be built in the same shopping center. >>> the california health department is warnin
it and educators who have no idea what title 9 is. equal rights advocates calls it widespread ignorance of basic, federal law. now they are asking districts to provide documentation showing they're in compliance. proof schools have coordinators, policies and procedures in place to protect students from sexual harassment. >> and i was shocked by some of the responses that were revealed in the report and it really shows, i think, the real story about what's happening at schools. >> our public information requests are exactly what schools should be doing every year. otherwise, the kinds of e-mails that you saw will be more and more pervasive and there will be more and more harassment at schools. >> reporter: the non-profit is hoping to identify gaps in compliance and encourage districts to take steps to fix the problem. as for who is overseeing school districts to make sure they are following the law. the office of civil rights is in charge of that. a spokesman told us they respond to complaint, but no one is enforcing title 9 on a regular basis so they do not know who is complying and who's not. r
. our schools shouldn't be 47th in anything. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. >>> there is a new development involving a growing scandal at the port of oakland. a ktvu investigation first raised questions about business executives including charging the public $4500 for a night at a houston strip club. port executives claim they were entertaining clients. but those supposed clients say port officials lied. an executive with hyundai merchant marine say their travel records show no hyundai employees were in houston at the time. the biggest lesson, is that you are naked. in today's world of technology, immediate fast access information it just makes no sense the -- makes no sense in the world to lie because the world is transparent. >> point officials say they are conducting an -- port
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